Bella Thorne is ready to embrace fame and love…
The 17-year-old half-Cuban American actress-singer is set to star in ABC Family’s latest drama project, which is based on Rebecca Serle’s romantic novel Famous In Love.
Now in development, the television adaptation is being spearheaded by I. Marlene King, executive producer/co-showrunner of ABC Family’s flagship drama Pretty Little Liars.
The Famous In Love adaptation, which is being by King and Serle, centers on a college student (Thorne) plucked from obscurity to star in a major Hollywood movie franchise who struggles with her newfound fame.
Thorne, who starred on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, is a fan of Serle’s book, which was published in October by Poppy. A budding author herself — her debut novel Autumn Falls came out in November — gave a quote about Famous In Love, which was featured on the book’s cover.
“Rebecca Serle completely captured what it’s like to be a part of Young Hollywood,” Thorne said. “I absolutely loved Famous In Love. A must-read for anyone curious about life and love behind the scenes.”
Thorne’s television credits include appearances on Red Band Society, Big Love and October Road.